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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, September 2008

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  • Windows that purify air

    26 SEP 2008 By Glow-worm

    Researchers from Queensland University of Technology have discovered that gold-painted medieval stained glass windows purify the air when exposed to sunlight.

  • Why should we bear costs of patients who use credit cards?

    10 SEP 2008

    From Mr A. R. Korsner, MRPharmSWith prescription charges on an ever increasing spiral, a couple of years ago, I expressed my dissatisfaction to the Department of Health at pharmacists having to bear the costs of patients using credit cards to pay their prescription tax.

  • Unite consults members on industrial action

    22 SEP 2008 10:40

    Health union Unite is consulting its members to gauge support for industrial action after it rejected the recent pay deal offered by the Department of Health.

  • Understanding hospital pharmacy’s interface with research networks Subscription

    22 SEP 2008 17:02

    ClarificationAlthough Alan Denby is listed as the author, other members of the group contributed to the article. They areCatrin Barker, lead pharmacist at the Medicines for Children Local Research Network for Merseyside, Cheshire and North Wales

  • Two stroke treatments are equivalent

    5 SEP 2008 14:28

    Disability and cognitive decline following a recurrent stroke were no different for patients pre-treated with aspirin/dipyridamole than for those given clopidogrel, according to a Lancet Neurology study (published online 30 August).

  • Trials regulations: Clarification required

    3 SEP 2008

    From Mr A. Sidhu, MRPharmSRegarding the article “Advice for pharmacists who need to comply with clinical trials regulations” (PJ, 16 August 2008, p193), there appears to be some disparity in the advice given by the author.

  • Transitional Committee

    3 SEP 2008

    From Mr M. Astbury, MRPharmSI am writing to correct a misunderstanding in last week’s editorial (PJ, 30 August 2008, p228).

  • The Spotlight

    6 SEP 2008

    Two weeks ago, I started an informal back-of-an-envelope survey of this blog readership.  Thank you to the two who e-mailed in, and also the three that made me aware they were perusing this section by other means.

  • The Second War on PPIs

    3 SEP 2008

    At a meeting today we were on the verge of war on proton pump inhibitors.

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